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Alternative Christmas Tree Festival 1-2 December 2018

From Pam Armitage –

The prizes at the Alternative Christmas Tree Festival in St. Michael’s Church were:
Juniors
!st prize went to Buckland Toddler Group
2nd prize  to North Downs School
3rd prize to Brockham Cubs
There was a certificate for each of the junior entries.

Then:
1st overall prize (the Barbara Hawkins Cup) went to Buckland Toddler Group
2nd prize to Betchworth Memorial Hall
3rd The Bellringers
Joint 4th to Broome Park and Pebblecombe WI
Joint 5th The Betchworth Estate and Buckland Choral Society

When I say prizes, there aren’t really any prizes, but I thought that you would like to know how the voting went!  The voting was so close with only a few votes between them and even the trees that are not mentioned all got a good number of votes, so again well done to all of you.

Oh yes the knitted tree…. we had guesses from 94 – 975 the actual total was 157 and Barbara Skinner from Brockham guessed the exact number and was the only person to guess 157 so that was lucky!!

We haven’t counted the takings yet but there should be enough for a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital and a contribution towards church funds.

A huge thank you to everyone who knitted scarves – they will all be sent out to Eastern Europe to keep the elderly warm.
5th December 2018

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St Michael’s Church Easter Garden 2018 – grateful thanks to Diana, David and Tom for their wonderful creation!

Collation of the Venerable Carol Coslett as Archdeacon of Chesterfield, at St Mary and All Saints Church Chesterfield, on Saturday March 10th.

Christingle 2017 – 17th December Joint All Age Service At  St Michael’s Church

His Honour Peter Slot’s 85th birthday and final sermon as Reader at St. Michael’s Church 3rd December, 2017

St Michael’s Alternative Christmas Tree Festival, 25th-26th November 2017

All 20 trees, plus our centrepiece knitted Christmas Tree, in the slideshow below.

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Messy harvest 2017

Dog Walkers and Pets Service, St Mary’s Church 15th October

23rd-24th September 2017 – Deanery Confirmation Service
Candidates from the Upper Mole Group of Churches were confirmed by the Bishop of Croydon.

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Harvest Festival 2017

Ordination of the Revd Helen Burnett 

We are delighted that the Revd Helen Burnett was ordained Priest at Croydon Minster on 24th June 2017.  Here she is with our Rector, the Revd Canon Carol Coslett, and Reader, His Honour Peter Slot.  Helen is Assistant Curate serving at St Peter and St Paul, Chaldon, in the Caterham Team Ministry.

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Helen presided at her first Eucharist at St Peter and St Paul on the following day, Sunday 25th June.  Here is a joyful photo of Helen surrounded by her family.

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Upper Mole Group of Churches Celebration Service 30th April 2017 – Christ Church, Brockham

Messy Easter – Good Friday Activities

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